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Inslee statement regarding Rep. Shea's harmful rhetoric

April 22, 2019

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“There is no place for hate in Washington state, especially in Washington’s Legislature. Rep. Matt Shea’s history of hate has now crossed a new line. He participated in conversations that advocated for violence against those with dissenting opinions. He is actively conspiring with others to surveil and target political activists.

“Rep. Shea embodies a strain of extreme ideology that, throughout the decades and into the present, has caused deep harm to people and families. I strongly condemn both his rhetoric and his behavior.”

Background:

The Guardian: Republican discussed violent attacks and surveillance

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Tara Lee
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office
360.902.4136